Two running for fire commissioner seat
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Carpenter said his father Alfred, who was instrumental in building the baseball fields on Merrick Avenue, is his inspiration to become involved in the community.
As a firefighter, he served as the secretary to the board of commissioners for four years. Since 2001, he has also served as the secretary treasurer for the Lakeview Fire District. His responsibilities include preparation of the budget, payroll, checks, purchasing, grants writing, and any legal matters before the board.
“My 15 years working on the East Meadow Board as well as the Lakeview Board has equipped me with the knowledge and experience that would benefit the East Meadow board of fire commissioners,” said Carpentier.
“I feel it is imperative that a person elected to the position of commissioner must be willing and able to commit the time and attend all the meetings and functions required of him or her.
“If elected commissioner,” Carpentier continued, “I pledge to commit the time necessary as well as my years of experience to continue to provide our fire department with the best equipment necessary to do their job effectively and safely so no firefighter is hurt.”